Nina has worked with children, young people and family services throughout her career in a variety of settings, both custodial and community based.
Following her initial roles within residential care and supporting highly mobile Traveller families with education access, Nina returned to Suffolk with her young family and started work in prisons as a trainee teacher gaining her Cert Ed whilst delivering PSHE classes to young people in custody, and then parenting courses to adults in another prison.
Nina then went on to develop and manage the family services department of a young persons’ prison initially for a charity and latterly for the prison service itself whilst also completing her BA (hons) with the Open University.
6 years later Nina took on the role of the county service manager for young people’s drug and alcohol services, working for a charity who had been awarded the tender to provide a new contract for three years.
Following this strategic experience, Nina returned to a more client facing role as a dual registered CQC and Ofsted childrens’ home and supported living service manager, which was a private sector post for a large organisation.
After completion of her Level 5 Managing Children’s Services qualification Nina then became the Ofsted registered manager, providing an insight into local authority working practices and procedures.
Nina’s most recent experience has been managing and developing support work contracts for a private company before taking the opportunity to be self-employed.
Nina has gained experience working for the local authority, private sector and charity in managerial roles and has been self employed as a social care consultant since 2016.
Nina is currently working on the opening of a new children’s home, studying the MBA course on a part time basis since September 2017 and is looking forward to many more exciting business initiatives on the horizon.